Climate Pledge Arena

Climate Pledge Arena

In the fall of 2021, the NHL arrives in Seattle in the form of the expansion Kraken, and with it, Climate Pledge Arena comes to life.

The building once known as the Seattle Center Coliseum is already fully entrenched in the hearts and minds of local sports fans. Opened in 1962, it was the home of the beloved SuperSonics, the NBA franchise that broke hearts by bolting for Oklahoma City in 2008.

Since then, the WNBA’s Storm have kept it occupied, but an extreme makeover remained badly needed. Finally, a good reason to do so arose in 2018 with the NHL choosing Seattle for its latest expansion.

With that, the Coliseum got a much-needed renovation — it basically is being rebuilt from the inside out, with only the familiar roof remaining — as well as a new name, Climate Pledge Arena, selected after Amazon purchased the naming rights.

The excitement over the Kraken in these parts has been palpable, from the reveal of their name to the NHL expansion draft in July 2021, when the team finally picked up players they could call their own.

It remains to be seen whether Seattle can replicate the early success of the NHL’s other recent expansion franchise, the Vegas Golden Knights, but the inaugural season of the Kraken promises to be a raucous one, with full seating bowls at Climate Pledge Arena every night. As a result, expect tickets to be difficult to come by — and expensive on the secondary market — early on.

The Kraken will also bring major sports back on a regular basis to Seattle Center, which includes the Space Needle and many of the city’s popular museums and attractions. It’s located just north of downtown, on the other side of the central city area from the other two major pro sports venues, T-Mobile Park and Lumen Field.

Look out for our full guide to Climate Pledge Arena after the venue opens in the fall of 2021!

For more on visiting Seattle, check out our Seattle sports travel guide.

Map of the surrounding area

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    The Particulars

    Home Teams
    Seattle Kraken

    Address
    334 1st Ave. North
    Seattle, WA 98109

    Year Opened
    1962

    Capacity
    17,100

    Upcoming Events
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    Coldplay
    Friday, October 22, 2021
    6:00 pm
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    Seattle Kraken vs. Vancouver Canucks
    Saturday, October 23, 2021
    7:00 pm
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    Seattle Kraken vs. Montreal Canadiens
    Tuesday, October 26, 2021
    7:00 pm
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    Seattle Kraken vs. Minnesota Wild
    Thursday, October 28, 2021
    7:00 pm
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    Eric Church: The Gather Again Tour
    Saturday, October 30, 2021
    8:00 pm
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